- To evaluate 8 open-pollinated canola lines/varieties in Manitoba for:
- days to flowering,
- days to maturity,
- total saturated fats
Eight open pollinated canola lines/varieties were tested in Manitoba at four different sites against hybrid variety checks for ten different qualities: vigour, days to flowering, days to maturity, lodging, height, yield, oil, protein, glucosinolates, and total saturated fats. There are few registered open pollination varieties, with the only distributor being Canterra Seeds. By evaluating open pollinated varieties, they can be compared against industry standard hybrid checks to see how they are performing in comparison. Open pollinated canola is important for natural pollinators and diversity, and there is lack of research in the potential of open pollinated canola, particularly in Manitoba.